Charting Pakistan – Charting Economy

Pages

58 pages

Published

July 2021

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

Part of the country’s economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters to Pakistan’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Pakistan’s economy?
  • What is the size of Pakistan’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Pakistan? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Pakistan’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Pakistan’s economy?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Pakistan’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Pakistan?
  • How are Pakistan’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the minimum wage in Pakistan compared to others in the region?
  • How has labor productivity in Pakistan changed over the years, and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Pakistan?
  • How good is Pakistan in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Pakistan’s economic development, average income, and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Pakistan?
  • What is the poverty rate in Pakistan, and how does it compare to others?
  • How has the unemployment rate in Pakistan changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Pakistan, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Pakistan?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has Pakistan achieved to date?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Pakistan’s recent economic growth, its key drivers as well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Pakistan’s economy over the past ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Pakistan’s economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What are the latest signals from the leading indicators?
  • What is the growth outlook for Pakistan’s economy, and how does it compare with others?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Pakistan’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as the balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How early can the economy reopen from the Covid crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the latest move on Pakistan’s monetary policy?
  • What is the health of Pakistan’s banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in Pakistan’s fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • Does Pakistan have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Pakistan and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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